FaithNews
The Associated Press
The bishops’ apology is the latest expression of remorse from the Canadian arms of the Catholic Church but still falls short of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call for the pope himself to apologize in Canada.
FaithNews
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
Christians must be on guard and avoid the temptation of thinking themselves better than others, an attitude that risks turning the church into a place of “separation and not communion,” Pope Francis said.
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Matt Malone, S.J., the president and editor in chief of America Media, announced on Monday that he will step down from his roles in the fall of 2022, after leading the Jesuit publication for 10 years.
Photo: Netflix
Arts & CultureTelevision
Ben Rothman
The show is not about Haredi Jews; rather, it is about humans who happen to be ultra-orthodox religious.
A metallic, contemporary-styled cross in the foreground while German bishops sit at long tables in the background.
Politics & SocietyNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
In many countries, hundreds or thousands of cases of clerical sexual abuse have made the need for conversion in the church painfully obvious.
Pope Francis is pictured at top left on a television screen as he leads a virtual meeting of his Council of Cardinals from his residence at the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican Sept. 21, 2021. (CNS photo/Dicastery for Communication)
FaithIdeas
Jim McDermott
The pope’s recent meeting of his cardinal advisors gave a fascinating glimpse into the lives of these men (and their Zoom game).
FaithNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne will take a “spiritual sabbatical” after a Vatican investigation found he did nothing illegal in his handling of clerical sex abuse allegations, but he did contribute to a “crisis of trust” in his archdiocese.
FaithFaith in Focus
Casey Stanton
How would opening the diaconate to women embolden the church for the Gospel mission given to all of the baptized: to proclaim good news to the poor and justice for the oppressed?
U.S. Customs and Border Protection mounted officers attempt to contain migrants as they cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, into Del Rio, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. Thousands of Haitian migrants have been arriving to Del Rio, Texas, as authorities attempt to close the border to stop the flow of migrants. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Kevin Clarke
With the likelihood that migration to the U.S. border will only increase in the near term, U.S. officials need to shore up existing structures and create new ones.
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Arts & CultureTheater
Jake Braithwaite, SJ
Musicals are not merely a passion of mine—they were often my most profound experiences of prayer.
FaithFaith in Focus
David F. Schimmel
Rogation days can renew in us the desire for intercessory prayer.
FaithPodcasts
Jesuitical
The debate about whether the Catholic Church should ordain women to the diaconate often focuses on theological and historical arguments. Rarely, though, do we hear from women who themselves feel called to this ministry.
FaithPodcasts
Gerard O’ConnellColleen Dulle
“I found it sad that the pope has to defend himself,” Gerard O’Connell said this week on Inside the Vatican. “EWTN is based in the United States. Can not the [U.S.] Catholic bishops’ conference defend the pope on this?”
An LGBT choir sings outside the Pastoral Congress at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin Aug. 23. (CNS photo/Clodagh Kilcoyne, Reuters)
FaithExplainer
James Martin, S.J.
As with much of his pastoral approach overall, the pope’s outreach to L.G.B.T. people can be characterized by the word “accompaniment.”
Arts & CultureFaith in Focus
Cecilia González-Andrieu
The beloved artist died Sept. 23. His works are the fruit of encountering sacred texts, accompanying the vulnerable and living every moment awake to God’s loving closeness.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
Maybe in this time of uncertainty, fear and doubt, it would be worth recruiting some young people like BTS, Greta Thunberg or Malala Yousafzai to officially join the pope in his fight for the future of our planet.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
Faith, justice and unity still matter. So too do prudence, charity and patience. The latter are not chains upon the former. They are channels that direct them to their source in God.
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
Today I would like to speak to you about my Apostolic Journey in Budapest and in Slovakia. I would summarize it as follows: it was a pilgrimage of prayer, a pilgrimage to the roots, a pilgrimage of hope.
Migrants, many from Haiti, cross the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to return to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, to avoid deportation from the U.S. The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Donna Markham
Not only is the immigration system broken, but the conversation around it is as well. Far too frequently, we become polarized.
FaithNews
Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service
John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America in Washington since 2010, announced Sept. 22 that he will be stepping down from the role he described as “an honor and a privilege” at the end of June.